Finally, we have made it to our west coast destination.  Portland, Oregon.  The City Of Roses.  Everyone talks about how dreary and dismal Portland and Seattle are but every time I have been here the weather has been beautiful.  Now, for example, it is in the 70s and will reach the 80s by the end of the day, sunny, not much wind.  Ideal.  Hopefully we’ll take it with us when we leave.  Saturday we didn’t do much.  re-cooperated and ate.  What i wanted to eat was burritos.  All the wrong-coasters are always coming to New York raving about West Coast burritos and how superior they are to East Coast burritos.  Like the Biggie and 2 Pac wrapped in a tortilla.  So I wanted to see what all the hubub is about and Jill recommends a place called Por Que No Taqueria.  We go there and I’m immediately pissed.  With a name that translates to “Why Not Tacos?” I should have known, they don’t serve burritos.  But the tacos were good and last night she redeemed herself by taking us to Santeria? that had amazing and huge and cheap and authentic burritos.  Then Sunday was pretty much spent eating and riding places to sit.  After a couple hours at Tin Shed restaurant for “breakfast” (over here they call brunch breakfast. wierd i know.) we rode to watch some polo in Alberta Park.  Ken played a couple games and i didn’t heckle him.  Then we went to VooDoo Doughnuts where “The Magic Is In The Hole.”  Know what I found out is in the hole?  Pure deliciousness.  Bacon Maple Doughnut.  Ta Die For.  This is where we split off and Ken went with Bjorn to nerd out at a bookstore.  Quinn and i went to the waterfront with Jill to meet some of Jill’s work friends.  They played bocce ball and i ate their chips, strawberries, and drank one of their beers.  We all met up again and went to The Bluffs (aka Makeout Point according to Jill) to watch the sunset.  A fantastic end to a relaxing day.  Then we went to eat burritos and watch Baby Mama.  Pretty funny but i slept and snored through most of it.  

The Bluffs (Makeout Point)

The Bluffs (Makeout Point)

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Bacon Maple Doughnut!

Bacon Maple Doughnut!

 

Jill's beautiful new apartment

Jill's beautiful new apartment

 

Like fat kids in a doughnut shop

Like fat kids in a doughnut shop

 

pdx polo

pdx polo